7/20/10

ADD Film Review: How to Be a Serial Killer

Meet Mike; a handsome, personable, energetic, talkative guy who seems as if he could sell ice to an Eskimo.  Mike's the type any one might want to spend some time with, and the sort of fellow who seems to be a lot of fun to hang out with.

Don't let the fact that he's a cold blooded serial killer put you off or you'll miss one hell of a great time!

In fact, Mike is such a great guy that he's decided to teach others how to be serial killers...well, actually, he's only got one student - but in his mind, he's brought the fine art of serial killing into an Anthony Robbins-like motivational seminar.  He's got rules (never kill children, the handicapped or animals), and lessons on favored killing utensils (your own two hands are your best weapon)...but most of all, he's got that "can-do" attitude that makes him a winner!

How To Be A Serial Killer is a funny, bloody romp that only asks the viewer to sit back and enjoy.  It's got gore (but not a lot), it's got laughs (but nothing over the top), and it's got some decent acting (kudos to Dameon Clarke for his stellar performance as the lead, and Matthew Gray Gubler as his apprentice, Bart).  But most of all, it has energy and a handful of subtle twists and turns that will keep the viewer interested.  Bravo to director/writer Luke Ricci for coming up with this hilariously sick piece!

4 comments:

Sarah said...

This sounds great! Did you see The Rise of Leslie Vernon? Love stuff like this.

Pax Romano said...

Sarah, I have. This is like a "lite version" of Vernon...

Jack Veasey said...

I like the fact that he's a clean-cut suit, and the "motviational speaker" angle. Seems like it would be heavy on the irony. I'll have to check it out. Whe I first saw the picture of the DVD box, I mistook the star for Julian McMahon, in which case I'd want to see it regardless of any review!

Pax Romano said...

Jack,
For whatever reason, he sort of reminded me of David Arquette. But only nominally.